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Four River Odyssey

A cruise through the enchanting valleys of the Saar, Moselle, Rhine & Neckar Rivers aboard the MS Lafayette

  • 18 June 2021
  • 24 June 2021
  • History and Culture
  • Strasbourg

Join us aboard the MS Lafayette for a six night journey that promises to be a scenic treat as we cruise along four of Europe’s rivers between Luxembourg and Strasbourg. We have planned our voyages for the month of June as it is a wonderful time to explore Europe by river, the weather is warm, the evenings become longer, and the popular towns and cities are not yet busy with tourists.

Our river odyssey begins in Saarbrucken on the River Saar and we will sail through unspoilt landscapes, past fascinating small towns towards Bernkastel. From here we continue along the beautiful Moselle River travelling through this historic region first cultivated by the Romans. The river’s intricate and picturesque path meanders between steeply terraced vineyards and hills with riverbanks home to attractive towns and villages. At Koblenz we reach the Rhine and turn towards Rudesheim – here the River Rhine shows her unique beauty; high on the hills are legendary castles, sunlit vineyards and chocolate box villages scattered along both of its banks.

Last, but not least, we journey along the River Neckar, one of Germany’s most idyllic, cruising past tiny villages and majestic castles such as Neckargemund, Neckarsteinach and Hirschhorn. We turn back at Eberbach and reach Strasbourg in France where our cruise ends. To complement our time sailing along these four picturesque rivers, we will enjoy guided excursions of which the highlights include a wine tasting in Bernkastel and the picturesque town of Heidelberg.

Please note that the 18th June departure operates from Strasbourg to Saarbrucken and the 24th June departure operates from Saarbrucken to Strasbourg.

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Lafayette

Lafayette

For our river odyssey we have chartered the charming MS Lafayette from our associates CroisiEurope. Accommodating just 82 guests this delightful vessel is ideal for exploring the Rhine, Moselle, Necker and Saar Rivers in comfort. There is a relaxed and informal atmosphere on board and you will find yourself amongst like-minded fellow guests in an English-speaking environment.

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18th June 2021 - Itinerary

  • Castle in the Rhine Valley near Rudesheim
  • Moselle River Valley at Bernkastel

Day 1 London to Basle, Switzerland to Strasbourg, France.

Fly by scheduled flight to Basle and on arrival transfer to the MS Lafayette in Strasbourg and embark in the afternoon (transfer is approximately 1.5 hours). This evening enjoy welcome drinks and dinner on board and there will be time to explore Strasbourg afterwards as the ship will be moored until the late evening.

Day 2 Speyer to Heidelberg, Germany.

Arrive into the handsome city of Speyer this morning. Enjoy a guided tour that will include a visit to the mighty cathedral; this Romanesque basilica was founded by Emperor Conrad II in 1030 and is one of the largest and most impressive edifices in Germany. Return to the ship and sail for Mannheim from where we will transfer to Heidelberg. This most picturesque and romantic of cities is home to Germany’s oldest university dating back to 1386. An afternoon tour will include the dramatically sited castle, the old town with its famous marketplace and the city gates. Spend the evening sailing towards Rudesheim.

Day 3 Rudesheim to Koblenz.

This morning awake in Rudesheim and join a walking tour of this lively town including a visit to the entertaining Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum. This afternoon cruise along the romantic Rhine enjoying beautiful views of the magnificent Rhine Gorge, the striking hilltop castles and the legendary Lorelei Rock as we sail downriver. We arrive into Koblenz this evening and after dinner take some time to explore the narrow streets in the historic old town. 

Day 4 Koblenz to Cochem.

This morning cruise along the Moselle River as we make our way to Cochem. Take in the scenery of pretty villages and rustic vineyards along the way. The town of Cochem is famous for its 11th century Schloss and the Reichburg set impressively on a tree clad hill above a bend in the river. On a guided tour, we will walk along its winding Medieval streets and see the Baroque Town Hall.

Day 5 Bernkastel to Trier.

Here in the heart of the Moselle Valley we will explore beautiful Bernkastel on a morning walking tour. See the Medieval market square and lovingly decorated half-timbered houses and end our tour with a wine tasting of some of the region’s glorious wines. Relax on board this afternoon as we sail towards the Roman city of Trier.

Day 6 Trier to Saarbrucken.

This morning we take a tour of Trier, well known for its well preserved Roman and Medieval buildings, before rejoining the ship in Saarburg. Sail towards Saarbrucken and this evening enjoy the farewell dinner on board.

Day 7 Saarbrucken to Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Luxembourg City for the return scheduled flight to London.

  • Heidelberg
  • Strasbourg
  • Cochem

24th June 2021 - Itinerary

  • Castle in the Rhine Valley near Rudesheim
  • Moselle River Valley at Bernkastel

Day 1 London to Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

Fly by scheduled flight and on arrival transfer to the MS Lafayette in Saarbrucken (transfer is approximately 1.5 hours). We set sail this afternoon along the Saar River heading towards Bernkastel. This evening enjoy welcome drinks and dinner on board.

Day 2 Bernkastel to Cochem, Germany.

Here in the heart of the Moselle Valley we will explore beautiful Bernkastel on a morning walking tour. See the Medieval market square and lovingly decorated half-timbered houses and end our tour with a wine tasting of some of the region’s glorious wines. Return to the vessel for lunch and a relaxing afternoon of cruising along the Moselle River as we make our way to Cochem. Arrive this evening and moor overnight.

Day 3 Cochem to Koblenz.

The town of Cochem is famous for its 11th century Schloss and the Reichsburg set impressively on a tree clad hill above a bend of the river. On a guided tour walk along its winding Medieval streets and see the Baroque town hall. Return to the vessel for lunch and spend the afternoon cruising, taking in the scenery of pretty villages and rustic vineyards as we sail towards Koblenz. We arrive into Koblenz this evening and after dinner take some time to explore the narrow streets in the historic old town.

Day 4 Scenic cruising to Rudesheim.

Our morning of cruising takes us along the romantic Rhine. Enjoy the magnificent Rhine Gorge, the striking hilltop castles and the legendary Lorelei Rock. Arrive into Rudesheim after lunch and join a walking tour of this lively town, including a visit to the entertaining Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum. The ship will remain here until the late evening allowing time ashore for independent sightseeing; perhaps visit the famous Drosselgasse with its numerous cafes, bars and live music.

Day 5 Heidelberg to Eberbach.

This morning we arrive in the port of Mannheim from where we depart for our tour to Heidelberg. This most picturesque and romantic of cities is home to Germany’s oldest university dating back to 1386. A morning tour will include the dramatically sited castle, the old town with its famous palace and the city gates. Rejoin the ship which will have sailed to Heidelberg. Enjoy lunch on board and this afternoon we sail along the Necker River, passing idyllic villages and majestic castles such as Neckergemund, Neckarsteinach and Hirschhorn. Arrive into Eberbach in the early evening and spend some free time exploring this ancient city.

Day 6 Speyer.

Enjoy a leisurely morning on board as we sail from Eberbach towards the handsome city of Speyer. Arrive in the late afternoon for our tour which will include the mighty cathedral; the Romanesque basilica was founded by Emperor Conrad II in 1030 and is one of the largest and most impressive edifices in Germany. Return to the ship and this evening enjoy the farewell dinner as we sail towards Strasbourg.

Day 7 Strasbourg, France to Basle, Switzerland to London.

Disembark after breakfast and join a brief tour of this delightful town including the fascinating old quarter. Continue to Basle airport for the return scheduled flight to London.

  • Heidelberg
  • Strasbourg
  • Cochem

Dates and Prices

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18th June 2021 - Itinerary

Prices per person based on double occupancy
18 to 24 June 2021
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
Main Deck Twin £2195 £1995
Main Deck Single £2195 £1995
Upper Deck Twin £2495 £2295
Upper Deck Single £2495 £2295

24th June 2021 - Itinerary

Prices per person based on double occupancy
24 to 30 June 2021
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
Main Deck Twin £2195 £1995
Main Deck Single £2195 £1995
Upper Deck Twin £2495 £2295
Upper Deck Single £2495 £2295

Tour Reference Code: RCLFRIVER

PRICE INCLUDES: Economy class scheduled air travel • Six nights aboard the MS Lafayette on a full board basis • All-inclusive drinks from 10am-11pm (please note that premium brands & sparkling wine are not included) • Shore excursions • Cruise Director • Tour Manager • Guest Speaker • Gratuities • Transfers • Port taxes • Airport taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance.

NB. Works to locks on the Necker and Saar rivers are scheduled for 2021. The cruise itinerary has been planned based on the preliminary works schedule but is subject to change.

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Lafayette

For our river odyssey we have chartered the charming MS Lafayette from our associates CroisiEurope. Accommodating just 82 guests this delightful vessel is ideal for exploring the Rhine, Moselle, Necker and Saar Rivers in comfort. There is a relaxed and informal atmosphere on board and you will find yourself amongst like-minded fellow guests in an English-speaking environment.

 
  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin

    The MS Lafayette features 43 outside cabins all of which are stylishly decorated and feature individually controlled air-conditioning, private bathrooms with showers, flat screen TV, hairdryer, safe and wardrobe. The cabins are spread across the Main and Upper Decks and have twin beds that can be positioned separately or together as a double bed. Most of the cabins are 14.17 square metres, however there are three larger cabins on the Main Deck that measure at 14.63 square metres and have a fixed double bed. Cabins on the Main Deck feature two large windows, and those on the Upper Deck feature French balconies and sliding floor to ceiling windows.

  • Life On Board

    Life On Board

    Our cruise along the European waterways is a leisurely experience with plenty of time to relax on board. The charming and friendly French crew members speak excellent English and provide a great, personal service. In addition to our Cruise Director and Tour Manager, we will also be joined by a Guest Speaker who will deliver informative and interesting lectures on board.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    The vessel offers plenty of space to relax, unwind and watch the world go by. The Sun Deck is equipped with comfortable loungers and for those who prefer the shade, an awning under which there are chairs and tables. The Lounge Bar is situated on the Upper Deck and boasts floor to ceiling panoramic windows and is the perfect place to spend time at leisure and make new friends. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the reception area and Lounge Bar though there may be sections of the river where internet connection is slow or not available.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are served in the stylish restaurant located on the Upper Deck which seats all passengers in one sitting. The excellent cuisine features delicious local and international dishes. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style with hot and cold items, and dinners are a served set menu with a choice of either two main courses or a vegetarian option. Alcoholic and soft drinks are included in your holiday price (excluding premium brands) as are tea and coffee which are available throughout the day on a self-serve basis and with meals.

  • Ship Directory

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    Ship Directory

    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download. 

    We are delighted that you have chosen the MS Lafayette for your upcoming cruise.

    We have charted the MS Lafayette from our associates at Croisi Europe. Accommodating a maximum of 82 guests this delightful vessel is ideal for exploring the Rhine, Moselle, Necker and Saar Rivers in comfort. There is a relaxed and informal atmosphere on board and you will find yourself amongst like-minded fellow guests in an English-speaking environment. The welcoming onboard staff will provide you with excellent service and do much to contribute to your enjoyment throughout the journey.

    We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.

    VESSEL TECHNICAL DETAILS

    Built: 1992
    Length: 90 metres
    Width: 10 metres
    Cabins: 43
    Passengers: 82

    AIR-CONDITIONING

    All cabins have individually controlled heating and air-conditioning.

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of an emergency. Please follow the instructions provided on board for what to do in the event of emergency.

    ALL ABOARD

    Your times for embarkation and disembarkation will be provided by your Cruise Director.

    ANNOUCEMENTS

    During your time on board, various announcements will be made by the crew and Cruise Director. Please listen out for these announcements as they will be of importance or interest.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    All-inclusive drinks are provided on board (excluding premium brands and sparkling wines) between the hours of 10.00am and 11.00pm.

    CABINS

    All 43 cabins have an en-suite bathroom with shower, flatscreen TV, hairdryer, safe and closet. The cabins are spread across the Main and Upper Decks and have twin beds that can be positioned separately or together as a double bed apart from cabins 119, 127 and 130 which have a fixed double bed. Cabins on the Main Deck feature two large windows and those on the Upper Deck feature French balconies and sliding floor to ceiling windows. All cabins measure 14.17 square metres with the exception of:

    • Cabins 201, 202, 120 and 122 measuring 9.57 square metres.

    • Cabins 119, 127 and 130 measuring 14.63 square metres.

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    A Noble Caledonia Cruise Director will accompany you on your voyage, along with a Noble Caledonia Tour Manager and Guest Speaker.

    CURRENCY

    The currency on board is the Euro. While Visa and Mastercard are accepted, personal cheques and debit cards are not. Regrettably, the ship is not able to offer a money changing service on board.

    DAILY PROGRAMMES

    The daily programme is printed on board and delivered to your cabin every evening during dinner. It provides details of the following day’s programme, meal times and other activities, as well as interesting and helpful information about your next port of call.

    DINING & DRINKING

    Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are served in the restaurant located on the Upper Deck which seats all passengers in one sitting. Breakfast is buffet style with hot and cold items, lunch is a combination of buffet style and table service and dinner is a served set menu with a choice of main course or vegetarian option. Alcoholic and soft drinks are included in your holiday price (excluding premium brands and sparkling wines) as are tea and coffee which are available throughout the day on a self-serve basis and with meals.

    Certain dietary requests can be catered for (on request), however please note that due to galley restrictions, Croisi Europe is unable to offer a choice at each course. Please provide any such requests in writing to Noble Caledonia at the time of your reservation and please reiterate these requests to the ship’s Hotel Manager upon your embarkation.

    DRESS CODE

    Comfortable and casual attire is recommended during the day for excursions. Evening attire is smart casual through you may wish to bring something a little more formal for the welcome and farewell dinners, for example a jacket and tie for gentlemen and a dress/trousers and blouse for ladies. Please note that black tie is not necessary.

    ELECTRICITY

    Electricity on board is 22v with 2-pin power outlets. We recommend that you bring an adaptor with you.

    EMBARKATION/DEBARKATION

    Embarkation and disembarkation times will be provided by your Cruise Director.

    EMERGENCY SAFETY PROCEEDURES

    Full details of the ships emergency and safety procedures will be provided following your embarkation. Please note there is no doctor on board the vessel.

    FIRE SAFETY

    On your cabin door is a deck plan displaying your closest (and all other) emergency exits. Emergency exits are marked in green and fire extinguishers fitted in all corridors.

    FIRST AID

    A number of the crew are fully trained and certified to provide First Aid. Further medical assistance can be sought from one of the hospitals along the river in the event of an emergency.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price.

    GIFT SHOP

    There is a small gift shop selling various practical and souvenir items.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    Your cabin will be cleaned once a day and you will be provided with a ‘turn down’ service at night.

    KEYS TO CABIN

    Each passenger will receive their own cabin key. Before leaving the ship we kindly ask all passengers to swap the cabin key with a shore pass which will be provided to you by the ship’s reception desk. After your return to the ship please return your shore pass back to reception in exchange for your cabin key.

    LAUNDRY

    Please note there are no laundry facilities on board.

    LIFT

    There is no lift on board.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Lost property can be handed in to the ship’s reception. Please ensure you have all your belongings with you before you disembark. Should you leave any items on board the ship we are only able to return them to you at your own cost.

    MOORING

    Docking space is allocated by the local river authorities. On occasion other river cruise vessels may be required to dock alongside our ship. This may result in restricted cabin views and may also require us to embark and disembark the ship through another vessels public area and/ or for other passengers to do the same.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

    Despite our planning efforts, there may be times when changes must be made to the daily programme due to circumstances beyond our control such as heavy river traffic or fluctuating water levels. The Captain and crew will do their utmost to find the best and safest solution. Any changes to the days schedule will be communicated as soon as possible.

    POST

    The vessel’s gift shop may sell postcards and stamps for you to purchase (subject to availability) and items can be posted on your behalf by reception staff. However please note that they may not be able to do so straightaway or indeed at the port of call at which you make such a request. Please also note that some postal services are unreliable and that any letters or postcards that you ask to be delivered on your behalf may be delayed or even lost en-route.

    QUESTIONNAIRES

    A questionnaire will be provided to all passengers towards the end of their sailing. We would be grateful for you to complete and return this.

    QUIETVOX/AUDIOSYSTEM

    Noble Caledonia has arranged for all passengers to have access to a ‘Quietvox’ audio system for shore excursions. Further details shall be provided to you following your embarkation.

    RECEPTION

    Reception is staffed throughout the day and between 10.00pm and 7.00am a night watchman will be on duty.

    ROOM SERVICE

    Room service is not available.

    SAFE

    All cabins are fitted with a safe and we recommend you place your valuables inside the safe whenever you are away from your room. Please remember to remove all items from your safe prior to departing the vessel at the end of your cruise.

    SAFETY

    Please take careful note of all safety instructions provided to you by the Captain and crew of the vessel. Full safety instructions will be provided to you on board.

    SMOKING

    Smoking within your cabin or any of the vessel’s public areas is strictly prohibited. Designated smoking areas are provided and can be advised by the reception upon embarkation.

    SUN DECK

    The ship has a Sun Deck which is available for guests to enjoy. There may be times whereby it is necessary to close the Sun Deck. Please listen carefully to the Captain and crew for instructions. Please also note that the Sun Deck and its steps may become slippery in wet weather.

    TELEPHONE

    A telephone is available in your cabin for internal calls only.

    VISITORS

    Visitors are not permitted aboard the vessel.

    WATER

    Complimentary water is available during breakfast, lunch and dinner. A bottle of water will be provided in your cabin upon embarkation and will be replenished upon request.

    WI-FI

    Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship but please be advised that it is not possible to download large data files. There may also be times when internet connection is slow or not available.

    PLEASE BE ADVISED: These details should be used as guidelines only. Information is subject to change.

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  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin

    The MS Lafayette features 43 outside cabins all of which are stylishly decorated and feature individually controlled air-conditioning, private bathrooms with showers, flat screen TV, hairdryer, safe and wardrobe. The cabins are spread across the Main and Upper Decks and have twin beds that can be positioned separately or together as a double bed. Most of the cabins are 14.17 square metres, however there are three larger cabins on the Main Deck that measure at 14.63 square metres and have a fixed double bed. Cabins on the Main Deck feature two large windows, and those on the Upper Deck feature French balconies and sliding floor to ceiling windows.

  • Life On Board

    Life On Board

    Our cruise along the European waterways is a leisurely experience with plenty of time to relax on board. The charming and friendly French crew members speak excellent English and provide a great, personal service. In addition to our Cruise Director and Tour Manager, we will also be joined by a Guest Speaker who will deliver informative and interesting lectures on board.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    The vessel offers plenty of space to relax, unwind and watch the world go by. The Sun Deck is equipped with comfortable loungers and for those who prefer the shade, an awning under which there are chairs and tables. The Lounge Bar is situated on the Upper Deck and boasts floor to ceiling panoramic windows and is the perfect place to spend time at leisure and make new friends. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the reception area and Lounge Bar though there may be sections of the river where internet connection is slow or not available.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are served in the stylish restaurant located on the Upper Deck which seats all passengers in one sitting. The excellent cuisine features delicious local and international dishes. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style with hot and cold items, and dinners are a served set menu with a choice of either two main courses or a vegetarian option. Alcoholic and soft drinks are included in your holiday price (excluding premium brands) as are tea and coffee which are available throughout the day on a self-serve basis and with meals.

  • Ship Directory

    {MEDIA GALLERY DEFAULT}

    Ship Directory

    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download. 

    We are delighted that you have chosen the MS Lafayette for your upcoming cruise.

    We have charted the MS Lafayette from our associates at Croisi Europe. Accommodating a maximum of 82 guests this delightful vessel is ideal for exploring the Rhine, Moselle, Necker and Saar Rivers in comfort. There is a relaxed and informal atmosphere on board and you will find yourself amongst like-minded fellow guests in an English-speaking environment. The welcoming onboard staff will provide you with excellent service and do much to contribute to your enjoyment throughout the journey.

    We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.

    VESSEL TECHNICAL DETAILS

    Built: 1992
    Length: 90 metres
    Width: 10 metres
    Cabins: 43
    Passengers: 82

    AIR-CONDITIONING

    All cabins have individually controlled heating and air-conditioning.

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of an emergency. Please follow the instructions provided on board for what to do in the event of emergency.

    ALL ABOARD

    Your times for embarkation and disembarkation will be provided by your Cruise Director.

    ANNOUCEMENTS

    During your time on board, various announcements will be made by the crew and Cruise Director. Please listen out for these announcements as they will be of importance or interest.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    All-inclusive drinks are provided on board (excluding premium brands and sparkling wines) between the hours of 10.00am and 11.00pm.

    CABINS

    All 43 cabins have an en-suite bathroom with shower, flatscreen TV, hairdryer, safe and closet. The cabins are spread across the Main and Upper Decks and have twin beds that can be positioned separately or together as a double bed apart from cabins 119, 127 and 130 which have a fixed double bed. Cabins on the Main Deck feature two large windows and those on the Upper Deck feature French balconies and sliding floor to ceiling windows. All cabins measure 14.17 square metres with the exception of:

    • Cabins 201, 202, 120 and 122 measuring 9.57 square metres.

    • Cabins 119, 127 and 130 measuring 14.63 square metres.

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    A Noble Caledonia Cruise Director will accompany you on your voyage, along with a Noble Caledonia Tour Manager and Guest Speaker.

    CURRENCY

    The currency on board is the Euro. While Visa and Mastercard are accepted, personal cheques and debit cards are not. Regrettably, the ship is not able to offer a money changing service on board.

    DAILY PROGRAMMES

    The daily programme is printed on board and delivered to your cabin every evening during dinner. It provides details of the following day’s programme, meal times and other activities, as well as interesting and helpful information about your next port of call.

    DINING & DRINKING

    Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are served in the restaurant located on the Upper Deck which seats all passengers in one sitting. Breakfast is buffet style with hot and cold items, lunch is a combination of buffet style and table service and dinner is a served set menu with a choice of main course or vegetarian option. Alcoholic and soft drinks are included in your holiday price (excluding premium brands and sparkling wines) as are tea and coffee which are available throughout the day on a self-serve basis and with meals.

    Certain dietary requests can be catered for (on request), however please note that due to galley restrictions, Croisi Europe is unable to offer a choice at each course. Please provide any such requests in writing to Noble Caledonia at the time of your reservation and please reiterate these requests to the ship’s Hotel Manager upon your embarkation.

    DRESS CODE

    Comfortable and casual attire is recommended during the day for excursions. Evening attire is smart casual through you may wish to bring something a little more formal for the welcome and farewell dinners, for example a jacket and tie for gentlemen and a dress/trousers and blouse for ladies. Please note that black tie is not necessary.

    ELECTRICITY

    Electricity on board is 22v with 2-pin power outlets. We recommend that you bring an adaptor with you.

    EMBARKATION/DEBARKATION

    Embarkation and disembarkation times will be provided by your Cruise Director.

    EMERGENCY SAFETY PROCEEDURES

    Full details of the ships emergency and safety procedures will be provided following your embarkation. Please note there is no doctor on board the vessel.

    FIRE SAFETY

    On your cabin door is a deck plan displaying your closest (and all other) emergency exits. Emergency exits are marked in green and fire extinguishers fitted in all corridors.

    FIRST AID

    A number of the crew are fully trained and certified to provide First Aid. Further medical assistance can be sought from one of the hospitals along the river in the event of an emergency.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price.

    GIFT SHOP

    There is a small gift shop selling various practical and souvenir items.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    Your cabin will be cleaned once a day and you will be provided with a ‘turn down’ service at night.

    KEYS TO CABIN

    Each passenger will receive their own cabin key. Before leaving the ship we kindly ask all passengers to swap the cabin key with a shore pass which will be provided to you by the ship’s reception desk. After your return to the ship please return your shore pass back to reception in exchange for your cabin key.

    LAUNDRY

    Please note there are no laundry facilities on board.

    LIFT

    There is no lift on board.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Lost property can be handed in to the ship’s reception. Please ensure you have all your belongings with you before you disembark. Should you leave any items on board the ship we are only able to return them to you at your own cost.

    MOORING

    Docking space is allocated by the local river authorities. On occasion other river cruise vessels may be required to dock alongside our ship. This may result in restricted cabin views and may also require us to embark and disembark the ship through another vessels public area and/ or for other passengers to do the same.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

    Despite our planning efforts, there may be times when changes must be made to the daily programme due to circumstances beyond our control such as heavy river traffic or fluctuating water levels. The Captain and crew will do their utmost to find the best and safest solution. Any changes to the days schedule will be communicated as soon as possible.

    POST

    The vessel’s gift shop may sell postcards and stamps for you to purchase (subject to availability) and items can be posted on your behalf by reception staff. However please note that they may not be able to do so straightaway or indeed at the port of call at which you make such a request. Please also note that some postal services are unreliable and that any letters or postcards that you ask to be delivered on your behalf may be delayed or even lost en-route.

    QUESTIONNAIRES

    A questionnaire will be provided to all passengers towards the end of their sailing. We would be grateful for you to complete and return this.

    QUIETVOX/AUDIOSYSTEM

    Noble Caledonia has arranged for all passengers to have access to a ‘Quietvox’ audio system for shore excursions. Further details shall be provided to you following your embarkation.

    RECEPTION

    Reception is staffed throughout the day and between 10.00pm and 7.00am a night watchman will be on duty.

    ROOM SERVICE

    Room service is not available.

    SAFE

    All cabins are fitted with a safe and we recommend you place your valuables inside the safe whenever you are away from your room. Please remember to remove all items from your safe prior to departing the vessel at the end of your cruise.

    SAFETY

    Please take careful note of all safety instructions provided to you by the Captain and crew of the vessel. Full safety instructions will be provided to you on board.

    SMOKING

    Smoking within your cabin or any of the vessel’s public areas is strictly prohibited. Designated smoking areas are provided and can be advised by the reception upon embarkation.

    SUN DECK

    The ship has a Sun Deck which is available for guests to enjoy. There may be times whereby it is necessary to close the Sun Deck. Please listen carefully to the Captain and crew for instructions. Please also note that the Sun Deck and its steps may become slippery in wet weather.

    TELEPHONE

    A telephone is available in your cabin for internal calls only.

    VISITORS

    Visitors are not permitted aboard the vessel.

    WATER

    Complimentary water is available during breakfast, lunch and dinner. A bottle of water will be provided in your cabin upon embarkation and will be replenished upon request.

    WI-FI

    Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship but please be advised that it is not possible to download large data files. There may also be times when internet connection is slow or not available.

    PLEASE BE ADVISED: These details should be used as guidelines only. Information is subject to change.

    V.1 March 2020

     

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Travelling with You

  • Professor Martyn Rady

    Martyn Rady is Professor of Central European History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, a part of University College London. He has written books on German, Hungarian and Romanian history, and has edited and translated some of the leading texts for the history of Hungary – most recently the earliest Hungarian chronicle, written in Latin about the year 1200, and an eye-witness account of the Mongol invasion of Hungary in 1241. He has broadcast extensively on television and radio, discussing subjects ranging from contemporary politics in Central Europe to vampirism and the history of the Habsburg Monarchy.  

    Professor Martyn Rady will be on the following tour dates: 18 to 24 June 2021 • 24 to 30 June 2021

Tour Extensions

    • We are offering the opportunity to spend three nights after your cruise exploring the tiny country of Luxembourg and its charming capital city with its dramatic clifftop setting.

      Vianden castle fortifications, Luxembourg Vianden castle fortifications, Luxembourg

      The Itinerary

      Day 1 Saarbrucken, Germany to Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

      Disembark the ship and travel to the charming little Moselle village of Remich, the centre of the Luxembourg wine growing industry. Here we will enjoy a local wine tasting and lunch. Continue to Luxembourg City and check in to the hotel. This afternoon there will be a walking tour to discover this interesting city. (L, D)

      Day 2 Vianden, Clervaux & Echternach.

      Today we explore some of the highlights of Luxembourg's long history. Heading north we arrive at picturesque Vianden whose centuries-old castle offers impressive views of the surrounding area. There will be time to see the Trinitarian Church built in 1248 in Gothic style as well as hear about Victor Hugo’s time in Vianden as an exile. Continue to the pretty town of Clervaux where we will have lunch in the restaurant of the chateau. In the afternoon we will visit Echternach, the oldest city in Luxembourg which has retained its Medieval ambiance. Return to Luxembourg City in the late afternoon and enjoy the evening at leisure. (B, L)

      Day 3 Luxembourg City.

      Today is a day at leisure to explore Luxembourg City at your own pace and enjoy the many museums that the city has to offer before meeting for dinner this evening. (B, D)

      Day 4 Luxembourg City to London.

      After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for the scheduled return flight to London. (B)

    • Prices per person based on double occupancy
      24 to 27 June 2021
      CategoryPrice
      Twin £1095
      Single £1395

      Price Includes: Three nights hotel accommodation in Luxembourg City at the Grand Hotel Cravat (or similar), meals as indicated (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner), tours as described, Noble Caledonia Tour Manager, gratuities, transfers

      Not included: Travel insurance.

    • We are offering the opportunity to spend three nights before your cruise exploring the tiny country of Luxembourg and its charming capital city with its dramatic clifftop setting.

      Vianden Castle and village Vianden Castle and village

      The Itinerary

      Day 1 London to Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

      Fly by scheduled flight to Luxembourg. On arrival enjoy a city tour of this interesting city before transferring to the hotel for check in. Enjoy time at leisure before meeting for dinner this evening. (L, D)

      Day 2 Vianden, Clervaux & Echternach.

      Today we explore some of the highlights of Luxembourg’s long history. Heading north we arrive at picturesque Vianden whose centuriesold castle offers impressive views of the surrounding area. There will be time to see the Trinitarian Church, built in 1248 in Gothic style, as well as hear about Victor Hugo’s time in Vianden as an exile. Continue to the pretty town of Clervaux where we will have lunch in the restaurant of the chateau. In the afternoon we will visit Echternach, the oldest city in Luxembourg which has retained its Medieval ambiance. Return to Luxembourg City in the late afternoon and enjoy the evening at leisure. (B, L)

      Day 3 Luxembourg City.

      Today is a day at leisure to explore Luxembourg City at your own pace and enjoy the many museums that the city has to offer before meeting for dinner this evening. (B, D)

      Day 4 Luxembourg City to Saarbrucken, Germany.

      After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Saarbrucken via the charming little Moselle village of Remich, the centre of the Luxembourg wine growing industry. Here we will enjoy a local wine tasting with lunch. Continue to Saarbrucken where we will embark the MS Lafayette. (B, L)

    • Prices per person based on double occupancy
      21 to 24 June 2021
      CategoryPrice
      Twin £1095
      Single £1395

      Price Includes: Three nights hotel accommodation in Luxembourg City at the Grand Hotel Cravat (or similar), meals as indicated (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner), tours as described, Noble Caledonia Tour Manager, gratuities, transfers.

      Not Included: Travel insurance.

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